- I am finally proud that I am sober.
- The anxiety of having company over is 1/8 of what it once was.
- Still want to be a good example for others
I need to listen to my body, because it’s the only way I can deal with my issues.
If I don’t have trust in myself, how can I expect anyone else to trust me?
I am not a victim, and I need to stop acting like it. I need to thrive.
- I need patience all of the time, not for only a few hours.
- I have already come along way from where I started.
- Someone in my house needs to be responsible.
The idea that there’s something intrinsically wrong with me is a cognitive distortion. I’m not a lost cause.
It’s so easy to get sucked into my own problems when the addiction consumes everything, and forget about people I love.
There are nice things in life besides temporary highs.
Reasons for today
1 not living a lie
2 being happy with my conscience
3 experiencing freedom
- @Bomdhil Not living a lie, that’s a great one-me too.
- Gaining the desire to take care of myself.
- My daughters
I’m sick of waiting to screw up. I just want to get to the point where I can believe in myself again.
I am capable of change because I have that desire.
I want to savor feeling like myself since I haven’t had it nearly enough.
- I would rather spend money treating myself well then drinking it away.
- I have almost forgot what anxiety feels like.
- I want to end the alcoholic cycle for my girls.
There’s no relief from giving in. Just emptiness.
I’ve actually got some good habits going rn, don’t want to just wash that away.
I feel closer to my mom when I’m not caught in this.
- I don’t want to be the parent hungover or drunk at my kids functions.
- Enjoying all the extra time and energy sobriety is giving me.
- I need to be clear headed for work.
Feeling better about myself leads me to trying new things, which is good for me.
I want my mom to be proud.
I sleep better while I’m staying clean.
- I am settled into my new routine.
- My liver must be happier.
- I don’t want to be someone’s reminder that drinking can ruin people.
Been feeling… content right now. It’s as close to happy as I get usually, I want to savor it.
With every other habit I work on I June bug it, bouncing on and off over and over until it starts to stick. This is no different, I just need to keep it up.
I just know if I stop trying here I’ll stop trying everywhere.
- Its the weekend and I don’t want to waste my two days at home hungover.
- Can’t let my soccer team down.
- I like checking in here everyday sober
I’ve accomplished so much right now, being clean. I have more energy and motivation.
I can’t savor happy things when my thoughts are always on the addiction
I’m going to have to reach out to people, meaning I’ll have to be confident in myself.
- I have a lot of work to do before winter.
- I now look forward to my days, knowing I won’t be hungover
- Learning to create my own happiness
Taking time to recover is worth it. Always.
I have trouble with emotional connection and that’s only gonna get worse when I’ve numbed myself.
I taught a sweet old lady what a meme is today. Ergo my life has meaning.
- I am loving sober weekends now
- Still trying to set the best possible example for my girls, feels like an up hill battle most days…
- I feel healthier
I want little kid me in the past to look at me and go “Wow, you’re so cool!”
Giving up is a moment of relief, followed by years worth of shame.
I’m still working in being kind to myself. This ain’t the way.
- People around me are starting to notice the change I have made and are viewing it positively.
- Trying to be a good example
- I tried drunk for the first few decades of my life, I want to try something new.